GXP Systems

General guidelines on what to include in job descriptions have evolved over the years, making it simpler for employers to write them and for potential applicants to read them. Here are nine essential details to include in your company's job descriptions:

  • Job Title & Summary: Develop a job title for the position and an overview of the role you're looking to fill. This summary should be short and to the point — one to three sentences should suffice.

  • Key Responsibilities: List all of the essential functions of the position at hand. Generally, this includes between five and 10 responsibilities. 

  • Department & Supervisor: Include details on who the person would report to and where that person falls within the company's structure.

  • Skills & Qualifications: List all qualifications that are mandatory, along with those that are preferred. 

  • Company Overview: It is helpful for potential applicants to have a description of the company (as written by the company) at hand. 

  • Location: Include details on where the position is located and if travel is necessary.

  • Type of Employment: Be very clear about whether the position is full-time or part-time. 

  • Salary Range & Benefits: If your company is open to publicizing the position's salary range and benefits (such as 401(k), vacation days, or medical and dental insurance), include those details within the job description.

  • Recruiter Contact Information: So we know who to speak to in the event of any queries or issues.

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